If we put the DNA of spider into human what will happen?
We'll have the answer on the 2nd December Naked Scientists Show. Until then, what do you think?
It really depends on how the genes are spliced. Done randomly probably nothing would happen. Some time ago the genes responsible for making eyes in mice was spliced into a fly. The result was a perfectly normal fly eye. Even though the coding was for making a much more complex mammal eye, the genes still made an eye that the bug would use!
spider pig goat ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16554357 RD, Tue, 27th Nov 2012
DNA Compatibility: With few exceptions, a single DNA sequence will code for the same protein sequence, from humans to yeast.
I expect it would be possible to produce a transgenic human female that would lactate spider silk protein in her milk. I doubt however whether SpiderMan's trick of shooting web-making material across a room could be mastered by our transgenic SpiderMom. Rev_Skip, Thu, 29th Nov 2012
Then we really could say, 'what a tangled web we weave'.
if we ever suceed in combing human dna with spider dna i hope i'm still alive by then! liam beavis, Wed, 31st Jul 2013